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Adriana Welsh

Adriana, the director, tells us that yellow flowers called Xempaxutchi, would be brought back for the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City. This flower grows in very arid parts of inland Mexico and they had hoped to bring the flowers back last time they visited, but there was a freeze and all the flowers died.

Investors: Website: http://www.corazon-verde.com Email:


Ajaita Shah

Ajaita Shah is the Founder of Frontier Markets. She has been working in India for 8 years in microfinance and clean energy distribution. She is a 2006 Clinton Service Corp Fellow, 2012 Echoing Green Fellow, 2013 Cordes Fellow, has been awarded the most influential award in Microfinance for people under 30, and Business Week's 30 under 30 award, and most recently, Forbes Magazine's Top 30 Under 30's Social Entrepreneur of the Year. She has been an active educator, collaborator, and catalyst in helping scale clean energy access globally. She is an active member of the UN Practitioner's Network, Asian Development Bank's Energy For All Partnership. Ajaita Shah holds her B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.

Investors: Website: http://www.frontiermkts.com Email:


Alberto Vasquez

Accomplished leader, with 15 years of experience in Information Technology, focused on the Financial Services industry. Success and excellence in delivery of on-time and within budget technology projects and initiatives in the branches of Capital Markets, Investments and Credit Cards. Substantial operational expertise, as well as strong experience in designing, implementing, and recommending technical, strategic and global solutions to medium and large enterprises that consistently surpass expectations. Outstanding communication, team building, and facilitation skills. Adept at bridging communication between business managers and technical teams. Analytical, conscientious, and dedicated to excellence. Most recently leading and managing global application delivery and support teams.

Investors: Website: http://www.sodisperu.org Email:


Alejandra Cervantes

Alejandra is the founder of Nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of productive investment of remittances sent by Mexican migrants abroad and influence public policies affecting migrant employment vacancies Deals:

Investors: Website: http://www.mide-ac.org Email:


Anima Baa

Ms. Anima Baa, Secretary is the founder and chief functionary of the organization. Her overall responsibilities are to look after the administration, Infrastructure development, Management of Human Resource & finance, controlling, Advocacy, develop Networks & Linkages, resource mobilization, Strategic planning, implementing, Monitoring & Evaluation of the projects with the support of other members and staffs.

Investors: Website: www.svwst.org Email:


Annie Griffiths

Annie Griffiths was one of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic. She has covered women’s issues on six continents, and her work has also been featured in LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, Time, Stern, and many other publications. Her books include A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel and Last Stand: America’s Virgin Lands, done in partnership with acclaimed author Barbara Kingsolver. Proceeds from the book have raised more than a quarter million dollars for grassroots land conservation. Annie is deeply committed to photographing innovative aid programs around the world. For more than two decades, she has dedicated a portion of each year to documenting the important work of aid organizations. Annie has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Associated Press, the National Organization of Women, and the White House News Photographers Association.

Investors: Website: http://rippleeffectimages.org/ Email:


Avnish Gungadurdoss

Avnish is from Mauritius. He has advised a large DFID challenge fund of Bangladesh on the monitoring and evaluation of a portfolio of 18 innovative NGO projects using cutting-edge technology. Prior to that, Avnish has led the implementation, monitoring and rigorous evaluation of an information campaign in 500 villages of Rajasthan, India for the MIT Poverty Action Lab. Avnish has also consulted with the World Bank on the implementation of a large social protection program in Bangladesh. Avnish holds an MPA/ID from Harvard Kennedy School and an AB in economics and applied mathematics from Dartmouth. Avnish has been awarded the Echoing Green fellowship for his work at Instiglio.

Investors: Website: http://www.instiglio.org Email:


Barry Childs

Barry Childs left Tanzania, his childhood home, as a college-bound teenager, eager to prepare for a comfortable corporate career. When he returned 35 years later, the African country was a vastly different place. It was 1998. AIDS had orphaned an overwhelming number of children. Villagers were desperately poor. And for many, prospects for a better life were virtually nonexistent. During that visit, Childs decided he would leave his corporate career to help. Less than two years later, he resigned his executive post at Abbott Laboratories and created Africa Bridge.

Investors: Website: http://www.africabridge.org Email:


Bartlomiej Skorupa

Bartlomiej holds a BA in Finance from the University of Illinois and has 7 years working experience in management and IT consulting, having worked for both Accenture and Slalom Consulting. Working in various industries, Bartlomiej held numerous management positions in 10+ Fortune 500 companies implementing efficient business practices in the USA and Europe. After a medical emergency that literally changed his vision on life, Bartlomiej has spent the past 6 years dedicating himself to ending extreme poverty around the world by investing in groundbreaking ideas from local community leaders through Groundwork Opportunities. When not working directly with tomorrow’s change-makers, Bartlomiej finds inspiration by simply reflecting on the glory of just being alive, right here, right now.

Investors: Website: http://www.goworks.org Email:


Bernard Botchway

Bernard is a young man full of energy and drive. He believe that with limited resources great change and works can be achieved. He believe in a whole team working together and i as the individual doing my best to ensure any venture engaged in succeeds. He like to have fun and learn whiles at it.

Investors: Website: www.thenewafrican.org Email:


Bradley Broder

Mr. Broder founded the KEF after serving for two years as Peace Corps Volunteer from 1999-2001. He started the KEF as a means of assisting a few children he befriended while in the Peace Corps. Brad has more than a decade of experience in Kenya and speaks fluent Kiswahili. His knowledge of the culture, language and international development issues have contributed to the uniquely straightforward design of the KEF, which emphasizes capacity building among Kenyans while minimizing Kenya’s reliance on international aid. Brad holds a BA in Spanish from SUNY Stony Brook and an MA in political science from Western Washington University.

Investors: Website: www.kenyaeducationfund.org Email:


Britt Yamamoto

Britt was shaped and weathered on the beaches and in the coastal sage scrub of southern California, eventually finding his way along a career path in sustainable agriculture and community development. This winding road led all over the world and to stops with different nonprofit organizations and social businesses–and Britt learned a thing or two about failure, frustration, and the large gap that often exists between rhetoric and reality when it comes to leadership and social change, regardless of whether you are in Nicaragua, India, Uganda, or Stockton.

Investors: Website: http://www.iLEAP.org Email:


Cantave Jean-Baptiste

Cantave Jean-Baptiste is a Haitian agronomist and rural development practitioner with over 30 years of experience supporting rural development, agriculture and sustainability, as well as strengthening peasant organizations. He is the Executive Director of Partenariat pour le Développement Local (PDL), Groundswell’s partner organization in Haiti. Before creating PDL, Mr. Jean-Baptiste worked with Caritas (Gonaives and Hinche) from 1981 to 1991 as sustainable agriculture program coordinator, and then from 1995-2009 as the national director of World Neighbors Haiti. Mr. Jean-Baptiste holds a degree from the College of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, State University in Haiti. He speaks English, Haitian Creole, Spanish and French. In 2011, the Clinton Global Initiative chose Cantave as an honorary member, and he attended CGI’s Annual Meeting in New York City, which convenes global leaders to promote innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Investors: Website: http://www.groundswellinternational.org Email:


David Hopkins

David is the Membership Director of The GameChangers. Similar to how Fortune 500 ranks organizations on revenue, the GameChangers 500 (GC500) ranks the top 500 For-Benefit companies, such as Patagonia, Tesla, Whole Foods, and IDEO, based on their ability to make a profound positive impact using business as a force for good.

Investors: Website: http://www.gamechangers500.com Email:


Diana Castaneda

A proven visionary and strategic leader that translates business strategies into maximum profits. Commensurates with the best interest of shareholders, customers, employees, and the public. An expert in enhancing profitability; always willing to go beyond expectations. Dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on world class quality, service, hospitality, uncompromising ethics and strong commitment to team dynamics.

Investors: Website: www.viva.org.pe Email:


Diego Firpo

Diego Firpo will be leading TECHO U.S. starting this January. Diego is also from Argentina and has held several strategic roles; his previous one from our Global Headquarter. I am positive that his energy, combined with his experience, will be crucial to lead all of our efforts into the U.S.

Investors: Website: http://www.techo.org/en Email:


Eddy Gicheru Oketch

As one of the founders of PAD, Eddy is committed to developing and implementing a unique and comprehensive model aimed at empowering Kenyan youth by providing an integrated and grassroots approach to peace building through economic empowerment.

Investors: Website: http://www.padinst.org Email:


Elizabeth Huttinger

Elizabeth contributed to the development of civil society mechanisms to support public health interventions in transition countries since 1991 as a Technical Consultant to the World Health Organization and USAID in Bosnia, Ethiopia, Romania, and Albania. In 2003 she became Expert Resource to the UN Joint Commission on HIV/AIDS and UN Global Fund. SHE received the Murray-Hayden California State Bond Act awards in 2000 and 2002 for community development in inner-city Los Angeles; and was Development Research Advisor to the Jefferson Hospital Ultrasound Research & Education Institute, Philadelphia. She was V.P., Ogilvy & Mather Advertising before transitioning to the non-profit sector in 1991 to co-found Lifeline Humanitarian Organization (London, Washington D.C.). She began working on the UN Millennium Goals in Health in 2001. She received her B.A. from Scripps College, CA, completed a postgrad CEP at the Institut des Sciences Politiques, University of Paris, and earned her M.A. from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

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Eric Glustrom

Eric Glustrom is the founder of Watson and Educate! – two sister organizations transforming education worldwide. Recognized as an Ashoka fellow, Echoing Green fellow, and one of Forbes 30 social entrepreneurs under 30, Eric’s work is driven by a simple belief: to solve the toughest challenges facing humanity, the place to start is within the hearts and minds of the next generation.

Investors: Website: http://www.watsonuniversity.org Email:


Fidel Nshombo

Fidel is a great role model for young and old. He has held a good job since he arrived in Boise, working for the Doubletre Hotel as a Night Auditor. Fidel spends many hours helping new refugees to Boise understand how to succeed in life here. He brings his amazing soccer talent to several local teams throughout the year, and he shares his journey of courage and hope with Boise students so that they may better understand life on the African continent, and the challenges of being a refugee in America.

Investors: Website: http://boisetobukavu.org/ Email:


Henry Nyombi

As the Executive Director of YPDDF, thank the Board of Directors for strategically directing the organization, which has enabled YPDDF to register great achievement in the last five years which includes effective Community relations/advocacy, financial planning and management, Human resources planning and management.

Investors: Website: http://www.ypddf.org/ Email:


Holly Minch

Holly has spent her entire career helping do-gooders do better. She launched the LightBox Collaborative to harness fresh talent operating in an increasingly networked world. Together, the LightBox Collaborative jump-starts creative thinking, builds strategic clarity, and sparks action to advance causes that matter.

Investors: Website: http://www.lightboxcollaborative.com Email:


Jacques Sebisaho

Dr. Jacques Sebisaho holds a Medical Degree from the National University of Rwanda, a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College, a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Catholic University of Bukavu and a diploma in Philosophy from Grand Seminaire Monseigneur Busimba in Goma. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc de Louvain in Brussels and specialized in Health Care Policy at Baruch College in New York. In his dissertation for his Biomedical Science degree, Dr. Sebisaho examined the impact of the Rwandan refugee influx in 1994 on the Congolese health care system in providing vaccinations for children. As part of his clinical medical school training, Dr. Sebisaho spent six months in rural Rwanda providing prenatal care, family planning, nutrition and Malaria prevention education to women, and worked with HIV-infected children in Butare. His Medical Degree dissertation focused on the health system and parent response to child injuries, concluding that preventive health education and outreach are critical factors in rapid recovery. Dr. Sebisaho was President and Medical Supervisor of the community of Sant’egidio in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where he supervised humanitarian aid to displaced populations due to the 2001 volcanic eruption in Goma (DR Congo). As a member of the International Federation of “Pueri Cantores,” he managed and conducted the “Pueri Cantores of Bukavu,” a professional children’s choir, leading community outreach efforts to prisoners in Bukavu. Dr. Sebisaho writes and speaks fluently French, English, Swahili, Havu, Mashi and Kinyarwanda.

Investors: Website: http://www.amaniglobalworks.org Email:


Jamils Richard Achunji Anguaseh

Jamils Richard is a passionate for children. A survivor of child trafficking and exploitation who is fortunate to have a university degree. He is co-founder of a youth serving organization in Cameroon called Global Welfare Association (GLOWA). He want to protect children from facing experiences. Building future human right defenders from present day children.

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Julie Hammerman

Julie started JLens in 2012 after completing the Wexner Foundation Jewish fellowship. She was seeking a way to combine her newly enhanced knowledge of Jewish teachings with her extensive experience in finance, impact investing and social enterprise. Julie began her career seventeen years ago in investment banking on Wall Street, and later served as an investment advisor to families at both JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch. She has conducted research for Walden’s socially responsible fund and engaged in shareholder activism. Julie was on the founding team of Extend Fertility, a social enterprise focused on women's reproductive rights. Most recently Julie was the Impact Investment Strategist at a multi-family office where she implemented customized impact investment strategies for families, foundations and nonprofit organizations.   Julie received her MBA from Harvard Business School, her BA in Economics from Tufts University, and she holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. Julie has served on the boards of the Federation, Anti-Defamation League, and Jewish Community Relations Council and currently sits on the Endowment Committee of the California Family Health Council, and Temple Isaiah. As a probono consultant with Harvard’s Community Partners, Julie updates strategic plans for nonprofit organizations focused on homelessness, education, at-risk youth, and women’s economic development.

Investors: Website: http://www.jlensnetwork.org Email:


Ka Hsaw Wa

Ka Hsaw Wa is co-founder and Executive director of EarthRights International, and a member of the Karen ethnic nationality from Myanmar (Burma). He received his M.A. from the School for International Training (SIT) in Intercultural, Leadership and Management. In 1988 after he was captured and tortured, he participated in 88 student uprising calling for human rights, democracy and an end to military rule. In the ensuing crackdown by the Burmese regime, he fled the country. Since that time, he has traveled clandestinely to remote areas of Burma to interview witnesses and victims of human rights abuses perpetrated by the junta and exposed these abuses to the international community.

Investors: Website: http://www.earthrights.org Email:


Lee Fox

Lee is a youth culture expert focused the seismic shifts of popular culture and the digital revolution. She also serves as a consultant to brands and nonprofits that wish to engage the younger generations -- especially in civic engagement, CSR, cause-branding and social impact initiatives. Lee founded PeerSpring.com after interviewing a few thousand youth about their frustration in not having the opportunity to shape civil outcomes. As a social finance vehicle, PeerSpring unlocks both crowd and impact investor funds.

Investors: Website: http://www.PeerSpring.com Email:


Leon Galindo

Leon is Founder of AyniLabs, NetOrganiX, Civitas Foundation, and other ventures focused on harnessing social, psycho-somatic, business, and digital tools for holistic personal, collective, and environmental transformation. His work takes place at the intersection of personal and whole systems transformation; leadership and entrepreneurship as individual and collective processes; the role of ethics and spirituality in transforming the material world; on harnessing intangible and tangible assets through content, media, events, collaborative spaces, and digital platforms; and on building stronger interpersonal relationships, communities, networks, and ecosystems of change agents committed to creating a more just, sustainable, and prosperous world for all.

Investors: Website: http://www.aynilabs.com/ Email: [email protected]


Maggie Dunne

Maggie is Founder and President of Lakota Children’s Enrichment, Inc., a nonprofit that empowers youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota through opportunities in the arts, education, sports, leadership and mentorship. Maggie has worked in the Pine Ridge community for almost seven years and has built partnerships across the Reservation with schools, community organizations, a Youth Advisory Board and parent volunteers. LCE engages a global VolunTEAM, which participates in projects to support youth on Pine Ridge.

Investors: Website: http://lakotachildren.org Email:


Margaret Lund

She is a Principal of Co-Opera Co

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Marie-Rose Romain Murphy

MS, MBA, Project ESPWA’s Founder and Director is a philanthropy consultant with 20 years in program development, executive leadership and nonprofit capacity building. She founded and led two of the first large-scale projects focused on meeting the needs of low-income Haitian families in Greater Boston area (an outreach program for Haitian battered women in Somerville and KAFANM, a permanent housing program for low-income Haitian women and their families). Over the course of her career, Romain Murphy has worked as a project manager, an executive director, a deputy director and a program planning and development consultant for local, regional and national organizations. Born and raised in Haiti, She hails from a family with a strong commitment to social change and philanthropy and deep roots in Haiti. Romain Murphy has an MBA from Babson College, an MS in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University and a BS in Journalism from Boston University. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and two children. Romain Murphy has served on several organizations’ boards and advisory committees, including Respond Inc., a battered women shelter, and the Boston Foundation’s Food and Shelter Initiative. Born and raised in Haiti, She hails from a family with deep roots in Haiti and a strong track record of leadership, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. She lives in a western suburb of Boston with her husband and two children.

Investors: Website: http://www.espwa-haiti.org Email:


Mark Boots

Co-founder at VOTO Mobile, an experiment in using mass voice communication to create feedback loops that help communities improve health, education, and the responsiveness of their governments. I work in Kumasi with a great team at the intersection of software development and human development.

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Misan Rewane

Misan is passionate about using education to impact youth and effect change. A Nigerian, she previously worked at Monitor Group, Technoserve, Bridge International Academies, and The Center for Public Policy Alternatives. She has also co-founded IMPACT Initiative (a youth development non-profit), and Desigining Futures (an education incubator). Misan has received degrees from Stanford University and Harvard Business School.

Investors: Website: http://www.wavehospitality.org Email:


Mohamed Helmy

Life is a journey, not a home", and am trying to do the best out of it. He is serial entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, activist, investor but not an artist.He have been involved in/started many businesses and projects in both the profit and the non profit worlds.. He enjoy taking risks and challenges, and making dreams real with my team of movers and shakers and a good network of connections and friends all over the world.

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Nick Tilsen

Nick Tilsen, Executive Director and Scott Moore, Project Coordinator, head waaay east today on a mission to bring more awareness and support to Thunder Valley CDC's cause.

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Rahama Wright

Wright, a first generation Ghanaian American, first discovered shea butter production while an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 2002. Later that year, Wright became a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, "where she supported the creation of the first shea butter cooperative in the village of Dio.

Investors: Website: http://www.sheayeleen.com Email:


Ramon Marmolejos

Born in the Dominican Republic, Ramon has been a New Yorker his whole life, and a true explorer of the world. He has spent time living and working across several countries in Europe, Africa and North America. He has a passion for the intersection of business and society, and how to create authentic linkages between the two; his focus is on human capital strategy and leadership development. Ramon graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and completed an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid .

Investors: Website: http://emzingo.com/ Email:


Ray Umashankar

Ray Umashankar, an electrical engineer by training recently retired from his position as Assistant Dean in the college of engineering, the University of Arizona to devote all his time to ASSET India Foundation. He won the prestigious Purpose Prize in 2008 and has been nominated for several other prizes.

Investors: Website: http://www.assetindiafoundation.org Email:


Rebecca Deng

Rebecca Deng is a Program Development Associate with American Bible Society’s Restoration Ministry, supporting the She’s My Sister™ program in bringing Bible-based trauma healing to Great Lakes Africa. Her expertise is in development, education, governance, and peace and conflict mitigation. Rebecca came to the United States as a former Lost Girl of Sudan after living for eight years in Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. The violence she experienced as a child during the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983–2005) has given her a deep empathy for children and young adults who face similar situations today.

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Richard Bbaale

Richard Bbaale born 27th December 1982, is a social entrepreneur from Uganda that founded BanaPads in 2010. BanaPads is a 2012 Global Social Benefit Incubator social Enterprise registered in Uganda and Tanzania with the aim of manufacturing affordable and eco-friendly (100% biodegradable) sanitary pads to keep village girls in school and create jobs for local women. Richard holds a Master in Business Administration and is also the founder of SOVHEN – a Non-Governmental organization supporting Orphans and Vulnerable children for better health, education and nutrition. In the past three years he has focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of affordable health care products through locally sourced materials

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Risnawati Utami

Ohana founders are the International Fellowship Program Alumnae who have existed on social justice and community development for the marginalized population in Indonesia.

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Roshan Paul

Roshan Paul has spent his life questioning the status quo, and has built a career around connecting global citizens to solve social problems across boundaries. He co-founded the Amani Institute, a new model of higher education that develops talent to solve 21st-century problems, with these values in mind. The seeds of Amani were cultivated while Roshan worked at Ashoka for more than seven years, where he designed and launched five new programs and managed two other global projects. These included Ashoka’s Peace Initiative (supporting social entrepreneurs in conflict zones) and the Globalizer program (helping social entrepreneurs scale up their innovations). Born in Bangalore, India, Roshan has a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, a Bachelor’s in International Political Economy from Davidson College (a degree he self-designed), and a certificate in Creative Leadership as one of the founding participants of The Amsterdam School for Creative Leadership. He has guest-lectured at over a dozen universities in the United States and Europe, including Harvard, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and HEC Business School Paris, and has served on the Advisory Boards of several organizations working in peace building and education. His writing has been published in Forbes, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, MIT's Innovations Journal, India Today, as well as in the recent book, Dream of a Nation.

Investors: Website: http://amaniinstitute.org/about/staff/roshan-paul Email:


Saif Kamal

An ideator and a social entrepreneur, he founded Toru in January 2014 with his Zara Mahbub and Pial Islam. Saif has had an illustrious career in Media, Advertising, FMCG & Knowledge Management. He was a founding team member of Dhaka Tribune. Previously, he was a research member of the joint initiative of Heidrick & Struggles and the Economist Intelligence Unit’s project “Global Talent Index.” Educated and worked in India, America, Thailand and Singapore, Saif has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from Assumption University and is an Alumni of Mayo College, Ajmer, in India. He is also the founder of British High Commission’s Young Leaders Bangladesh Initiative. Member of American Embassy Youth Council. US State Department IVLP Alumni, a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum(WEF) and Cordes Fellow for Opportunity Collaboration.

Investors: Website: http://toru-bd.org/ Email:


Santiago Aguirre

Since 1994, the Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre has been defending the fundamental rights of individuals as well as the collective rights of Guerrero’s deprived indigenous communities. The organisation’s lawyers advise and represent victims of human rights violations and their families and take on emblematic cases that exemplify the structural causes of human rights abuses.

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Sara Minkara

President and Founder: A Lebanese-American who became legally blind at the age of 7. Her vision of ETI started in 2009 and she ran the first camp thanks to sponsorship through the Clinton Global Initiative Outstanding Commitment Award. She is currently a Dubin Fellow at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Investors: Website: http://www.eti-vision.org/ Email:


Sasha Fisher

Sasha Fisher moved to East Africa in July 2010 to develop the Spark MicroGrants model. Her previous experiences in South Sudan, South Africa, India, and Uganda have led to her passion for community-led development. Sasha holds a BA from the University of Vermont in Studio Art and a self-designed major of Human Security, a paradigm for development that recognizes the rising legitimacy of non-state actors in securing basic human needs.

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Shawn Cheung

In January of 2005, the course of my life had been paved for me: He was in line to receive my University degree in Business, had been hired by a major consulting firm, held a signing bonus in my pocket and the excitement of the big city lights within my reach. And yet I couldn’t help but wonder if this lifetime held something more for me; something apart from this identity I’d assumed. I knew I needed answers, so He applied for a position within a global volunteer network and received my invitation to work for a grassroots microfinance outfit in Uganda less than 24 hours later.

Investors: Website: http://www.raisingthevillage.org/ Email:


Sonia Ben Ali

Founding Director of URBAN REFUGEES, a non profit that aims to advance the rights of urban refugees and displaced persons (IDPs) around the world: www.urban-refugees.org Prior to creating this organisation, I worked in a number of countries with urban refugees and IDPs, including in Colombia, Senegal, the Palestinian Territories and Lebanon. Being myself a second generation immigrant, I have always been passionate about immigration and refugee related issues

Investors: Website: www.urban-refugees.org Email: [email protected])


Yuan Gu

Gu Yuan, the founder and director of the AHA Social Innovation Center in Shanghai, attributed the lack of successful social enterprises in China to several reasons, including misunderstanding and skepticism of the concept, a lack of entrepreneurship and effective business models among enterprises and a lack of training and research.

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